The Serious & Historic Importance of Media Literacy | Downloadable Posters for Media Literacy Week

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At the bottom of this post, you'll also find a link to a fun set of downloadable posters for Media Literacy Week. Who likely said it is not actually easy to determine ([link] (If you thought that little example was fun, you're going to love the posters linked at the bottom of this post.)

New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus


Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. The other cofounder, Jay Sample, says a student visiting the company’s website can click a “scan” button to run tests that are each related generally to the requirements stipulated by the LMS or the school.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. Here’s one example of how 3D Bear can be used for a real world conversation.

The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

There were several times, for example, when I was showing the kids the 360 camera where they just left me alone to teach as the kids and I interacting. But in addition, the thought of downloading hi-def videos in seconds instead of 10 minutes or so and fully untethered VR is very exciting.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers can download a FREE K-12 standards-aligned lesson plan on car design that includes STEM concepts and art. Go to to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today.

5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I’m a “word” kind of person and I can float on a compliment for days. Teachers can download a FREE K-12 standards-aligned lesson plan on car design that includes STEM concepts and art.

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

Ask a Tech Teacher

Set an example, and you might even get the whole school on board. To use virtual reality in the classroom, all you need is a smartphone capable of downloading the VR apps or videos (more on those in a second) and a headset. What’s even easier than downloading an app?

Using Research in Ed Tech: What Does “Research-Based” Really Mean?

Digital Promise

It can be difficult to find details about research study findings in companies’ marketing materials, or to interpret how the developer applied these findings. To extend this work, we conducted a crowdsource campaign and collected examples of how 38 developers use research from initial concept to final product. Our new report, “Using Research in Ed Tech,” shares promising practices, quotes, and examples from these submissions. Download Document

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019


The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. As it has been noted, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the creator of Xplorlabs, is a global safety science company.

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7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

See or download the Metaverse app today. For example, if you have a faucet in the bathroom that has a sensor, and you put in your hands, water comes out. That’s just an example of one of the SMART objects that we have all around us.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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Ensuring Continuity in Learning in the Times of COVID-19

Kitaboo on EdTech

As state-imposed lockdowns continue to hamper business activities, companies are finding out ways to mold themselves in this ‘new normal’ situation. It is worth noting that many universities and companies had online platforms in place, but they were not utilized much. Download Now!

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Free Guide to support Students' Social-Emotional Health

Educational Technology Guy

You can download it here: [link] 6 stages of a successful SEL implementation plan How to meet the needs of all students with SEL and MTSS 6 bite-size SEL activities to start today 3 strategies to build relationships with students See below for more info. The guide can be downloaded at: [link].

18 Unexpected Free Educational Videos Website for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Let’s Tute is an E-learning company based in Mumbai. Their main product offering includes paid for video courses that can be downloaded from their site. For each math subject, they provide extra help with additional problems, worksheets, quizzes, and video examples.

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3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms


Pokemon GO is probably the most well-known example of how augmented reality works. the company has, over the last 6 months, hit the road to beta test their Expeditions AR program at schools across the US.

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

See or download the Metaverse app today. They will download that and let them listen to it on their phones as they learn it now. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)


For many districts, it takes time and a bit of Excel wizardry to download data from each software provider, then combine and distill the information into a single dashboard. “We School dashboard showing different product usage by class Clever Goals is the latest product from Clever , a San Francisco-based company that aims to simplify how schools and students use educational software. K-12 schools, giving the company a strong pulse on what software teachers and students are using.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, saving screencasts to Google Drive is an advantage because I don’t have to download those large video files. For example, you might want to make sure that students understand how the advanced Google search works. You can also download the video.).

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Download their Math Spinner lesson plan to see how their system works. For example, so many children don’t have adults in their lives to help them answer the hard questions: “Why am I here?”. I’ve included it as it is an example of a system using an SEL framework.

The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech


The sudden shift gave leaders at DreamBox Learning, a math education company headquartered nearby, an early glimpse at the upheaval to come and an inkling that digital teaching tools would soon be in high demand around the country. The pandemic came early to Seattle.

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Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, for me, the SMART Notebook makes it easier to present student games, formative assessment, and contentin a smooth, seamless way. Download a free trial. This is an example of how you enter questions quickly into SMART lab.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

And then there’s a lot of other possible neat examples. they are a big time saver for students and teaches on long documents, for example, if you’re writing a book. You can download the show notes and see the archive at

8 Reasons for and 8 Against Revisiting Software in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because it’s installed on your computer, there are no cookies or hidden downloads required to keep the app running. I’d call the help line, often get updated downloads that fixed nothing. For example, I use free for all my posters.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the PDF Transcript. VICKI: So give me some examples. You’ve already given the beginning of the school example where people introduce themselves. Are there some other cool examples for this tool?

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below is a slide presentation ( free to download ) followed by bookmarks filled with activities and resources. Example- reading station then a map exploration station of the place you read about then the Google Cardboard station where you visit the location in virtual reality. Pilot programs– Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices.

4 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Podcasts are episodic series of audio, video, or PDF files that can be downloaded or streamed through the internet. For example, using a podcast such as Serial would work well in a classroom because the story is compelling and the students would be interested in each piece of evidence.

Months After Raising $27M, Education Startup Yogome Shuts Down Amid Fraud Allegations


Then a couple weeks later came the hangover: the company board said it had uncovered evidence of financial misconduct and would abruptly shut down the company. John McIntire, who is chairman of Yogome’s board, is currently acting CEO of the company and overseeing the liquidation of assets. The news, shared with the company staff in the first week of October, marked a sudden turn of events for an educational game developer that had raised $36.5

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Download a free ebook with the Lead Forward authors and get inspired. So for example, if you know that you want to try this new initiative or this new strategy in your classroom, and you see in May… in May we would have reached this goal.

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How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

You can download the show notes and see the archive at Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Determine community Wifi access points that may be available still allowing for social distancing… parking lots for uploads and downloads, etc. Most of the cable companies are providing free access, but parents might need education about these opportunities.

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How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

You can download the show notes and see the archive at The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ll have free resources available for downloading. Can you provide an example? Vicki: So give me an example of what they might choose. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the PDF. Examples of Digital Leadership. VICKI: So give me an example. So give us some examples of what you think is, “Okay. So Kayla Delzer [link] for example.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

So it is collaborative …download them and then upload them into Flipsnack and it will also create your book. Vicki: Cool, so it’s … you’re actually downloading a pdf, right? You’re downloading to pdf, so there are some limitations.

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